Food and Beverage Manager

MSC Cruises
October 13, 2018
MSC Cruises
Food and Beverage Jobs
F&B Manager
not specified


In line with Company guidelines, the Food & Beverage Manager manages the entire F&B operation on board MSC Cruises’ vessels by ensuring proper planning, execution and delivery of all food operations and creating the perfect dining experience for all guests.


  • Manages all F&B and day-to-day operations to the highest standards, identifying customers’ needs and responding proactively to all of their concerns; 
  • Is accountable for the performance and achievement of Company budgetary goals;
  • Supervises F&B team members, supporting and training them to enhance their current performance and evaluates their skills suggesting possible advancement or additional on-the-job training;
  • Complies with set Company F&B service standards and follows the Company Sanitation Protocols (sanitation, hygiene and personnel management) and as Food Safety Officer ensures sanitation compliance in food operations.


  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional European language is considered an advantage (Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish and French);
  • Professional School diploma from a Bar School/Bar Training Academy is an advantage;
  • At least 4 years’ experience as F&B Manager and leading a team;
  • Experience in the cruise industry or in 4/5 star hotels or resorts is an advantage;
  • Very good knowledge of Office package;
  • Knowledge of hotel management software, Fidelio, Micros and MMS is an advantage;
  • Very good understanding of menu management, food cost control and F&B trends/best practices;
  • Sound knowledge of cash handling, accounting, cash card systems, computerised bar systems and ability to meet financial targets;
  • Customer service and problem solving skills;
  • STCW certification is compulsory (basic fire fighting, personal survival techniques, elementary first aid, personal security and social responsibility);
  • Food Safety Proficiency certificate issued by recognized Authority;
  • A recognised medical certification is also required before starting to work on board.


  • Possess a valid passport and when possible a seaman book copy.

STCW Certificates

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Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

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